Thousands of Victorians benefit each year from the legal projects we fund through our Grants Program.

The projects we support help Victorians to understand the law and use it to improve their lives. We are drawn to grant projects that have a connection to our own work – legal projects that reach out to the community, engage Victorians with the law or provide better legal information for Victorians. From July 2015 our grants program will focus on a particular theme each year.

In 2015/16 our focus will be on supporting Law Week and legal information projects. With Law Week projects priority will be given for the development of new Law Week events or for the expansion or continuation of rural and regional events. We will also offer grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown.

Depending on your project budget, you can apply for a General Grant or a Small Grant. Our grants are only available to organisations.

Applying for a foundation grant gives you access to our in-house skills and expertise, and our free training, seminars and resources.

If you want to discuss an idea for a grant, or are unsure what grant to apply for, contact our Acting Grants Manager. Contact us early to take full advantage of our knowledge and experience.

To better understand what type of projects we want to fund, read our grants criteria or browse our list of grants recipients.

More information
For more information on our Grants Program, please contact our Acting Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or email.

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Come along and discover the 12 tips that will help you get your online legal information up to speed. Joh Kirby, Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation will present on this topic followed by an opportunity to get advice on your projects.
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We're looking for projects to develop Law Week events as well as legal information projects that help the community understand the law.
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We've awarded more than $130,000 to six diverse legal projects that will help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system.
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Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor student Kate Fitzgerald has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Chief Justice’s Medal.
We have developed a sheet with some of the key ways we can help you. Considering this information in the development of your grant project will ensure it has the highest change of success.
This page was last updated on November 12, 2015